43 Easy Christmas Breakfast Casseroles to Make Ahead or the Morning of
These are the easiest Christmas breakfast casseroles—including overnight recipes and crockpot recipes you can make Christmas morning.
There’s a lot that goes into making the holidays special—perfect-present hunting, sending greetings to loved ones near and far, festive home décor, holiday baking and more. With all that effort, you deserve a recipe—actually, a whole list of them—that makes it easy to feed a crowd for Christmas morning breakfast. It’s a solution that’s especially great when you’ve stayed up late wrapping boxes and tying bows the night before. Give yourself the gift of a leisurely morning with these 45 easy Christmas Breakfast casseroles to make ahead or the morning of.
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Image zoom Farmers Market Overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole
This Christmas overnight breakfast casserole is packed with veggies, flavorful turkey sausage, and some nifty ways to cut back on fat. After all the rich roasts and holiday sweets, this hearty and healthy breakfast is one everyone can sink their teeth into.
Recipe and photo from Two Healthy Kitchens. twohealthykitchens.com
Image zoom Overnight Chile Eggs
Coriander, chilies, salsa, and a handful of pepper jack cheese give a zesty Southwestern edge to this sausage-stuffed, veggie-packed Christmas breakfast casserole. Bonus: The leftovers will re-heat well and make a great lunch or supper, with a simple green salad alongside.
Image zoom Overnight Pancake Casserole
Pancakes are a leisurely breakfast favorite, but making the batter and all those individual buttery circles of flapjack goodness can be a little time consuming. Enter this solution: An overnight pancake Christmas morning breakfast casserole! Once you assemble it the night before baking, all it needs is a tasty streusel topping sprinkled on top, then into the oven it goes!
Recipe and photo by Well Floured. wellfloured.com
Image zoom Egg Sausage Kale Strata
A strata is an egg and bread casserole that you build in layers rather than the all-mixed-up technique. This one makes great use of hearty whole-grain bread, earthy kale, peppery breakfast sausage and melty cheese—just remember to let it come to room temperature for about 40 minutes before popping it into the oven on Christmas morning.
Get the recipe: Sausage, Egg, and Kale Strata Anna Williams
Image zoom Overnight Breakfast Berry Bake With Caramel Syrup
How do you make fresh, flaky, buttery croissants even better? Let them soak up some lightly-sweetened, vanilla-kissed half-and-half overnight in the fridge, then dot them with a generous helping of bright, fresh berries just before baking. For the final touch, drizzle this wonder with the quick creamy caramel syrup you’ll make while the casserole bakes. (Fair warning, this one might become an annual tradition!)
Image zoom The Ultimate Overnight Breakfast Casserole
English muffin fans, take note! This easy overnight Christmas sausage breakfast casserole makes great use of the classic cranny-laden breakfast bread. The recipe calls for Colby cheese, but cubed mozzarella and fontina are great choices, too.
Recipe and photo from Dash of Evans. dashofevans.com
Image zoom Overnight French Toast Casserole
Decadent and downright delicious, this pan of egg-y spiced French toast is sure to distract you and your crew from all the goodies under the tree. If you can nab a loaf of challah bread at the grocery for this make-ahead Christmas breakfast casserole, even better!
Recipe and photo from The Girl Who Ate Everything. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Image zoom Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
The ingredients in this hearty, holiday morning one-pan wonder are all familiar, with a great little twist. A welcome kick of dry mustard adds a “Hey, what's that great flavor?” note to this make-ahead egg, ham and cheddar Christmas breakfast casserole.
Recipe and photo by Foodie Crush. foodiecrush.com
Image zoom Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole
Two great things about this make-ahead eggs benedict (aside from the fact that it’s delicious): you don’t have to poach the eggs, and the accompanying hollandaise sauce can be prepped while the casserole cooks—or, you just skip it altogether in this clever Christmas casserole. It’s that yummy.
Recipe and photo from Baker Bettie. bakerbettie.com
Image zoom Overnight Cheesy Grits Casserole
For Southerners, grits are a tasty, four-season go-to; for the rest of us, their spoonable charms have only recently worked their way into our breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Though you can eat this breakfast casserole anytime of day, a warm, cheddar-laden bowl at breakfast will fuel you and the family for the most ambitious Christmas day plans.
Recipe and photo from Family Food on the Table. familyfoodonthetable.com
Image zoom Cheesy Bacon and Egg Casserole
Mmmm… classic bacon and eggs. It’s the nicest aroma to wake up to (along with a percolating pot of coffee!) in the morning, and here, all mixed up in one crave-worthy pan, it’s the easiest way to serve up everyone’s favorite at once. The mix of classic pantry spices gives this great recipe a nice hit of added flavor. If you like sausage, we agree that a little kielbasa in the mix is a good thing, too! Purchase pre-shredded cheese for this make-ahead Christmas breakfast casserole to save even more time.
Recipe and photo from The Food Charlatan. thefoodcharlatan.com
Image zoom Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Since this simple breakfast casserole does most of the work for your overnight (you don’t even have to scramble the eggs!), you’re not likely to mind upping the ante with a quick batch of the creamy mushroom sauce that goes alongside.
Recipe and photo from Garnish with Lemon. garnishwithlemon.com
Image zoom Bacon Spinach Breakfast Casserole
Toasting the pieces of French bread that form the base of this spinach and bacon-packed, make-ahead overnight breakfast casserole takes just a few minutes—and makes a world of difference by creating a deliciously crunchy texture.
Recipe and photo by Sugar Dish Me. sugardishme.com
Image zoom Everything Bagel Overnight Casserole
Ever deliberate over which half of an Everything bagel to eat first—the one with all the yummy seeds and bits of onion and garlic, or the plain one? No need here—the bagels are cubed and mixed into this easy egg-milk-and-cheese breakfast casserole, giving you deliciously spiced flavor in every bite!
Recipe and photo from Shaken Together. shakentogetherlife.com 1 of 14 Advertisement
Image zoom Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake
You can skew this satisfying Christmas breakfast casserole a little more toward Italian with the addition of a little dried pepperoncini subbed in for the hot sauce, and mozzarella for the cheddar if you wish; either way, the roasted tomato-y goodness and the buttery, light brioche bread—combined with the fact that it takes a mere 10 minutes to put together—makes this recipe a Christmas keeper.
Image zoom Baked French Toast Casserole
Instead of painstakingly dipping and browning a zillion slices of bread for your family’s favorite French toast, make this one-dish breakfast casserole for Christmas morning—it even includes the maple syrup. (To prep the night before, simply soak the bread and custard in a bowl and keep the mixture refrigerated until ready to use.)
Get the recipe: Baked French Toast Casserole Charles Masters
Image zoom Christmas Morning Casserole
Golden biscuits baked right into the mix make this sunny, easy Christmas breakfast casserole a winner. If you want to up your veggie content, swap out the meat for greens, peppers, or diced tomatoes, or a mix of all three.
Recipe and photo from Sugar Dish Me. sugardishme.com
Image zoom Baked Eggs With Spinach and Tomatoes
The technique of separating the eggs and beating the whites here makes for a fluffy, puffy texture with not a drop of dairy. And with cooked egg yolks dotting the top, not only does this Christmas breakfast casserole pack a protein punch, it also looks bright and sunny, too.
Get the recipe: Baked Eggs With Spinach and Tomatoes Hector Manuel Sanchez
Image zoom Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds
Prep-ahead oatmeal for a crowd? Oh, yes! This is one of our favorites. Tangy dried cranberries add a punch of fruit flavor that compliments the almonds, but feel free to swap in any dried fruits and/or nuts that you like or have on hand.
Get the recipe: Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds Con Poulos
Image zoom Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole
Got leftover potatoes? Your family didn’t eat that whole Christmas ham? Extra helpings of that side dish of broccoli or Swiss chard? If the answer is yes, your job making this easy tasty Christmas breakfast casserole will be even easier!
Recipe and photo from Oh Sweet Basil. ohsweetbasil.com
Image zoom Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole
If your crew likes to wake up to a little heat, this easy Christmas breakfast casserole employs a nice mix—spicy sausage, fresh jalapeno chilies, and a dash of hot sauce, combined with eggs, veggies and crowd-pleasing potato tots baked right in.
Get the recipe: Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole Greg DuPree
Image zoom Breakfast Pizza
If pizza is the crowd-pleasing solution on speed dial for a fast weeknight supper, why can’t it do the same for the am meal, layered and baked just like a breakfast casserole? In this instance there are no phone calls needed, just a hunk of store-bought pizza dough, a little cornmeal, some farm-fresh eggs (naturally!), and whatever cheesy, veggie, meaty toppings you like. Since it cooks in a cast iron skillet, you press in the dough instead of rolling it out, making the dish even easier.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Pizza Grace Elkus
Image zoom Breakfast Nachos
If you overindulged in the eggnog or Champagne punch on Christmas Eve, this breakfast is guaranteed to cure what ails you. This traditional snack-for-a-crowd transforms effortlessly into a crunchy, cheesy, savory breakfast Christmas casserole—just swap out the traditional ground beef for breakfast sausage and add eggs.
Get the recipe: Breakfast Nachos RealSimple.com
Image zoom Apple Butter Breakfast Bake
A little bit of sweetness and a whole lot of savory make this a just-right Christmas breakfast casserole, thanks to the combo of apple butter, breakfast sausage, crescent rolls (a pre-made time-saver!), eggs, and grated sharp cheddar cheese. Clocking in at 5 quick minutes, the prep fits in perfectly with a no-fuss lazy holiday morning with family and friends.
Recipe and photo from Sugar Dish Me. sugardishme.com
Image zoom Antipasti Frittata
Think outside the hors d’oeuvres platter—and turn it into an easy sheet-pan breakfast casserole! Many of the components of traditional antipasti go right into the pan for this custardy, savory Italian-influenced breakfast dish. Bellisima!
Get the recipe: Antipasti Frittata Jennifer Causey
Image zoom Easy Breakfast Casserole
Looking for what might be the easiest Christmas breakfast casserole? The most effort you’ll make here is opening a bag of frozen has browns, cubing some ham and cracking a few eggs. Purchase pre-shredded cheese and you’re good to go!
Recipe and photo from The Wholesome Dish. thewholesomedish.com
Image zoom Lemon Ricotta Cake
No mixing bowl needed—simply combine all the ingredients for this light and fluffy, sweet and easy breakfast casserole and pop it in the oven.
Get the recipe: Lemon Ricotta Cake Caitlin Bensel
Image zoom Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding
This is one of the best Christmas casseroles we’ve tried, and an especially good one for stuffing addicts. It veers towards the savory with its aromatic touch of fresh sage and ups the ante on earthiness with a generous helping of sautéed mushrooms.
Recipe and photo from Soup Addict. soupaddict.com
Image zoom Tomato and Ham Breakfast Casserole
We love the transformation of the cherry tomatoes from bright and fresh to savory and juicy in this eggy breakfast casserole. A little chopped parsley makes a pretty herb garnish, but you can also add chopped basil or chives.
Get the recipe: Tomato and Ham Breakfast Casserole Charles Masters 1 of 15 Advertisement
Image zoom Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed French Toast Casserole
No need for endless hours of cooking; this downright delectable take on classic French toast is ready in less than two hours in the crockpot—and stays perfectly fine on warm if the breakfast hour slides into brunch.
Get the recipe: Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed French Toast Casserole Heather Meldrom
Image zoom Slow Cooker Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
We love recipes that re-think a mealtime staple like stuffed peppers. This recipe puts your veggie on the outside and a personal casserole on the inside! Simply sauté breakfast sausage and stir in eggs, green chilies, and cheese. Stuff the mixture into the peppers, set your slow cooker for an easy 2 hours, and Christmas breakfast is served.
Image zoom Slow Cooker Breakfast Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Presents? What presents? The mere aroma of this union of pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice may well distract your family from the bounty under the tree. More of a sweet strata than a pudding, this breakfast casserole is a layered wonder of pumpkin-egg batter and cinnamon raison bread.
Recipe and photo from Cook the Story. cookthestory.com
Image zoom Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole
No time? This tot-and-thyme dish is a crunchy, eggy, cheesy, and very delicious Christmas breakfast casserole solution.
Image zoom Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Egg Casserole
Creamy goat cheese, salty prosciutto, and tangy artichokes make this slow-cooker Christmas breakfast casserole stretch well beyond the morning hour (if it lasts that long!). Keep it on warm and graze all day.
Recipe and photo from Foodie Crush. foodiecrush.com
Image zoom Slow Cooker Easy Quiche
There are two tricks to a crunchy crust in this great recipe: Line your slow cooker with parchment paper, pressing the crust into the shape of the crockpot (the filling goes right inside), and cover your filled crust with a paper towel to keep condensation at bay during cooking.
Recipe and photo from A Spicy Perspective. aspicyperspective.com
Image zoom Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
Having a set-it-and-forget-it breakfast that’s saves time and is good for you is just about the best present you can give yourself and your family. At 320 calories a slice with 5 grams of fiber and a whopping 22 grams of protein, this great veggie-packed healthy Christmas breakfast casserole does the trick.
Recipe and photo from Apple of My Eye. apple-of-my-eye.com
Image zoom Biscuits and Gravy Crockpot Breakfast Pie
With just 15 minutes of prep time, this Southern-inspired breakfast casserole is a cinch to cobble together. After a two-hour stint in the slow cooker, you’ll have a pile of fluffed up, sausage-laden, egg-coated, cheesy biscuits. A quick gravy, made with flour, butter, milk and seasoning, makes it extra delicious.
Recipe and photo from B-Inspired Mama. b-inspiredmama.com
Image zoom Slow Cooker Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes
Andouille sausage adds a kick to these savory, creamy (thanks to sour cream and the secret weapon: cream of mushroom soup) slow-cooker breakfast potatoes. If you like, crack a few eggs over the top before putting the lid on your crockpot.
Recipe and photo from Damn Delicious. damndelicious.net
Image zoom Slow Cooker Quinoa Breakfast Casserole
Not only is this easy breakfast casserole quick to put together on Christmas morning (the quinoa cooks right in the crockpot), it’s also packed with a generous helping of spinach and bright, sweet cherry tomatoes which make it both healthy and filling for your holiday crew.
Image zoom Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Got leftover ham from Christmas Eve dinner? Chop up a few slices to go into this fluffy slow cooker Christmas breakfast casserole. The recommended 6-hour cook time means you might want to put it on before heading to bed the night before (and what nice aromas to wake up to), or you can toss it together when you wake up for a leisurely late-morning brunch.
Recipe and photo from Buns in My Oven. bunsinmyoven.com
Image zoom Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole
Chock full of black beans, scallion, and peppers, this vegetarian, southwest breakfast crowd-pleaser makes a perfect Christmas morning casserole. Topped with creamy avocado, bright salsa, and fresh chopped cilantro, it’s a colorful and hearty start to the morning.
Recipe and photo from Cook Nourish Bliss. cooknourishbliss.com
Image zoom Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecan Monkey Bread
Sweet, cinnamon-y, and packed with pecans, this buttery, biscuit-packed Christmas breakfast casserole is just the thing for Danish lovers in your crew. And with only 6 easy ingredients, it’s super simple to put together—and can sit on warm for hours of Monkey Bread grazing!
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pecan Monkey Bread. Heather Meldrom
This flavorful Christmas breakfast casserole is low on carbs and high on protein. Its healthy mix of savory leeks, earthy cauliflower and mushrooms, and hearty sausage, eggs and cheddar cheese will keep your holiday crew fueled and happy all morning long.
Recipe and photo by 365 Days of Crockpot. 365 Days of Crockpot 1 of 14 Advertisement